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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Why You Should Attend Local Ribbon Cuttings Ribbon Cuttings conjure up images of local politicians or celebrities posing for photos to celebrate the opening of a new business. It's our way of recognizing the efforts and success of our local businesses, so yes, we love doing ribbon cuttings and inviting local dignitaries to partake in the celebration. But ribbon cuttings are about a lot more ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
An excited crowd gathered at McDowell Hospital on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 1 p.m. to witness and celebrate the unveiling of McDowell Hospital's state-of-the-art 3D mamm ography machine that will change the game in early detection of breast cancer for women here in McDowell and across the region. "We are so honored to be able to provide this level of technology to our patients," said ...read more
Categories: Health, Chamber, Event News, Press Release, Breaking News, Community, General News Article, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Paula Avery of West Marion Forum and Rachel Withrow of the Crooked Door Coffee House graduated in May from the Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI), an intensive, three-month training program designed for rural community leaders. Rural Center President Patrick W o odie presented certificates to the program's 31 graduates during a ceremony at the NC Rural Center. Paula, who is active ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Chamber Awards $3,000 in Scholarships The McDowell Chamber provides scholarships to six student LINC participants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Marion, NC: June 13, 2017 Eddie Shuford, (pictured far right) Chamber Board Chair presents LINC Students with $500 Scholarships. L to R: Danielle Byrd, Carla Cervantes, Hannah Mitchell, Jessica Rodrigues, Amanda Warren, and Jacob Whitson. Chamber Board Chair ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Breaking News, Community, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The McDowell Chamber of Commerce along with its LINC (Leadership, Involvement, Networking, and Community Knowledge) partner, McDowell Technical Community College, proudly presented the 9th graduating class on June 7, 2017 comprised of 26 community-minded and passionate citizens of McDowell. While they entered the class as relative strangers, they said they quickly became "family" and ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Community members, businesses, and organizations now have a new location to host meetings, classes, receptions, parties, and special events thanks to the owners of Countryside BBQ. Rob Noyes, owner of Countryside BBQ, said they saw an opportunity to take a vacant space and turn into the now newly renovated Countryside Event Center. This space offers a seating capacity of approximately fifty ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Blackbeard Outdoor World has the loot you're looking for to make your summer great! From slow-cruisin' pontoon boats to speed machines that will let you show off those water sports skills, they have it. The Chamber staff, ambassadors, local dignitaries and friends recently gathered to celebrate the opening of McDowell's newest marine and outdoor center located off the Lake James exit ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Dressed in their Sunday best, the group of eager 8th graders lined up along the left stage wall of East McDowell Middle School's auditorium. Their parents, equally excited, waited in their seats with cameras and phones ready to capture the moment. This was a big night for the inaugural graduating class of McDowell's Career Readiness Awareness Program, otherwise known as CARP. CARP was ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Human Resources, Press Release
Monday, April 10, 2017
It's had many incarnations, but none more purposeful than as the Cafe Marion , located on the corner of South Main and West Henderson streets in the heart of downtown. Opened by Rook and Roxan Wetzel, the cafe adds a needed breakfast & lunch option to the area but also serves a social need for the county as well. The Wetzels are one of the few employers in McDowell County that work with ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Event News, Human Interest, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 the Chamber ambassadors, board, and staff came out to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of McDowell Cornerstone Credit Union on Rutherfordton Road. The financial institution has been serving McDowell County and meeting residents' financial needs since 1967. The nonprofit bank is "small enough to be very personal but large enough to meet your financial ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Resources, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Donut King, Bob Masiello is doubling down in McDowell County with the opening of his second location in Old Fort of Mr. Bob's Do-Nuts. A hungry and very enthusiastic crowd gathered to celebrate the success of this local independent shop expanding to serve the Old Fort community at 212 East Main Street. "We are very excited to see the expansion of Mr. Bob's Do-Nuts," said Chamber ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Chamber, Community, Economic, Event News, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
On Thursday, February 2 nd , Chamber Ambassadors along with City officials provided a ribbon-cutting ceremony to recognize an official name change and new look for one of Marion’s downtown businesses, Main Street Signs & Awards (formerly Dart Signs & Trophies) . The purpose of the occasion was to recognize the business and make the community aware of the name change. Owner and ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
On Tuesday, January 31 st , Chamber Ambassadors along with City officials provided a ribbon-cutting ceremony at one of Marion’s newest businesses, Bojangles . The purpose of the occasion was to recognize the new business and welcome them to the Marion business community. Chief Operations Officer Johnny Caldwell, along with members of his management team, was surrounded by community ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
On Thursday, January 12 th , Chamber Ambassadors along with City officials provided a ribbon-cutting ceremony at one of Marion’s newest downtown businesses, Dazzling Diva’s Direct. The purpose of the occasion was to recognize the new business and welcome them to the Marion business community. Owners Debra Chang, Allison & Kevin Tucker opened a direct sales store that creates a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Event News, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
On Thursday, January 19 th , Chamber Ambassadors along with City officials provided a ribbon-cutting ceremony at one of Marion’s newest businesses, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group. The purpose of the occasion was to recognize the new business and welcome them to the Marion business community. Branch Manager Aimi Annas along with Business Development Manager Glen Kavanaugh and Area Sales ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting